VergesRome Architects | New Orleans Architectural Firm


In Joint Venture with Jerry Campbell and Associates of Baton Rouge, the noted New Orleans architectural firm, Kessels Diboll Kessels (KDK), acquired by VergesRome Architects in 2010, has designed a 752-car parking garage for the Louisiana State University campus. Located on a parcel of land bounded by Highland Road, Raphael Semmes, and East Campus Drive, the $22.8 Million facility was completed in March 2013. The six-story LSU parking structure was designed to complement the existing architectural fabric of the University.

The project also included the design of a space for the new location of the Barnes and Noble LSU Bookstore that is accessed on the Highland Road frontage, as part of the complex containing the new garage. The bookstore can also be accessed from the garage. Additional ancillary space has been included on Level One of the garage for the use of various campus organizations.

The Louisiana Capitol Park Welcome Center Garage, completed in 2007 at a cost of $8.4 Million, is designed to hold 340 cars. Kessels Diboll Kessels was Prime Architect for this project that is situated on the square bounded by Lafayette Street, North Street, and River Road. The structure is located adjacent to the recently completed Louisiana State Visitors’ Center and provides supplemental parking for State Employees.

Complementing the Louisiana State Capitol Building and other State Buildings that make up the Capitol Park, the design of the Welcome Center Parking Garage respects the Art Deco style of those buildings and incorporates style elements from those famous and familiar landmarks.

The architectural firm, Kessels Diboll Kessels (KDK), acquired by VergesRome, designed numerous multi-story parking structures in south Louisiana. Architect Tony Taffaro Sr., now part of the VergesRome team, brings extensive experience in designing parking structures that are not only safe, functional, and provide the needed parking capacity, but are also respectful of the architectural scale and style of the adjacent facilities.

The two parking structures at Louisiana Capitol Park provide nearly 4,000 parking spaces for workers and visitors to the State Capitol and other nearby government buildings. Both garages were designed to complement the Art Deco style of the State Capitol Building and the other adjacent State buildings.

The Galvez Garage contains 10,000 sf of Farmer’s Market and retail spaces on the first floor, and the first floor of the LaSalle Garage offers an 8,000 sf YMCA facility plus 2,000 sf of retail space, providing a mix of uses and activities for pedestrians.

The 1,250-car parking garage, situated on the Main Campus of the Ochsner Medical Foundation, sits adjacent to the Hospital and Clinic, and is accessible from either Jefferson Highway or River Road. Kessels Diboll Kessels was the Prime Architect for this facility.

Over 25 years old, the garage still functions, as designed, as the primary parking facility for patients and staff of the Ochsner Hospital and Clinic. A column-free, state-of-the-art parking garage design, the Ochsner Parking Garage, pictured on this page, has truly stood the test of time.

The Tulane University Parking Garage, part of the Collins C. Diboll Complex on Tulane’s Uptown Campus, is an 820-car parking structure. Housed between the Reily Recreation Center and Aron Student Housing complex, the parking garage is a heavily used asset on a campus with restricted and limited street parking.

The exterior was designed to reflect the proportions and scale of the adjacent campus buildings, with its use of circular columns, split-faced concrete block, synthetic plaster, and wrought iron railings. Incorporated into the design was 15,000 square feet of first floor space, used for campus security and administrative offices, and a conference center.